Andrew Mitchell and Natalie Halliday: A Byron Elegy

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Nov 13, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM


Embrace Arts, Lancaster Road

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Andrew Mitchell reads his 300 line narrative poem The Burial of Lord Byron, which follows the story of Byron’s funeral. Drawing on contributions from John Cam Hobhouse, John Clare, George Borrow, Mary Shelley, Samuel Coleridge and Lady Caroline Lamb, the poem will be performed to cello accompaniment and concludes with a lament on Scottish small pipes.

Andrew Mitchell is a poet and novelist. He will be accompanied by cellist Natalie Halliday.

Fringe event. No ticket required.

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